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# Am i in trouble drinking too much water

I started working out last week and yesterday I started dinking a gallon a day. Today I played basketball 3on 3 for like an hour. I eat a cerael for breakfast have a good lunch and for a snack a bannana and for dinner a apple. Am I safe drink a gallon a day? What are the symtoms for drinking too much water? I go too the bathroom about 7 times a day since I started drinking a gallon a day. I just read about water intoxication and am freaking out what are the symtoms?
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i AM FREAKING OUT
I dont know if its because I am freaking out But am I going too die I stopped drinking water about an hour 2 hours and 45 minutes would I have died already if I had water intoxication?
If you are training regularly, you will probably need between one half and one whole ounce of water (or other fluids) for each pound of body weight per day.To determine your baseline range for water requirement, use the following formula:
Low end of range= Body weight (lbs) x 0.5 = (ounces of fluid/day)
High end of range=Body weight (lbs) x 1 = (ounces of fluid/day)
For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, your approximate water requirement will be between 75 and 150 ounces each day.

When to Drink Water During Exercise
Begin the day with a large glass of water each morning, whether it's a training or a rest day. On training days, the following schedule works well for most athletes: Water (Fluid) Intake Schedule Before Exercise
Drink two to three cups of water within the two hours before your workout.
Weigh yourself immediately before you begin your workout.
During Exercise Drink one cup of water every 15 minutes.
After Exercise Weigh yourself immediately after you finish your workout.
Drink two to three Cups of water for each pound lost during exercise. How Much Water to Drink During Endurance Exercise
If you are exercising at a moderate to high intensity for more than 90 minutes, you will want to consume more than plain water. You need to replenish glycogen stores with easy-to-digest carbohydrate. Sports drinks can be an easy way to add the necessary energy. For longer workouts, choose a drink with 60 to 100 calories per eight ounces and consume eight to ten ounces every 15 to 30 minutes based upon your preference.
For those exercising in extreme conditions over three, four or five hours, you'll need to replace electrolytes. A complex sports drink, NUUN tablets, or other foods will help provide the needed calories and electrolytes required for continuous performance.